Simple acts of gardening allow us to not just nurture our plants but also ourselves, both physically and emotionally. There are so many ways, here are a few.
If like me you find reassurance, calm and restoration among plants and trees then you'll know how real that connection is. That thing you're feeling is biophilia.
I once heard a chef on Radio 4 say that to make pesto you can use any green herb, any nuts and any cheese. With windowsill herbs and cupboard ingredients, here goes!
It isn't a rose at all, not even in the same family but wow does this beauty deserve the title. Here's a shout out to the humble, dainty primrose.